Driving southbound on I-85, our client was traveling in the far left lane
when a tow truck crossed over into their lane turning left towards the
median. The tow truck attempted to make an illegal U-turn in between the
pillars of the cross over bridge, right in front of our client’s
car. No cars or trucks are allowed to legally drive across an unpaved
and unmarked section between two roadways. Our client could not move out
of the way fast enough to avoid striking them from behind. Due to the
impact, our client’s car ran into the median and overturned.
Our Client’s Head Injuries
Immediately following the crash, our client was taken to the hospital where
it was discovered that he suffered serious head trauma, had lost several
teeth, and had numerous facial fractures. He had to undergo immediate
surgery to fix the fracture in his jaw and a non-surgical procedure to
fix the choroidal rupture in his left eye. Additional fractures existed
in his face, but these had to be treated with additional surgeries at
a later date about a month after the accident. The injuries our client
sustained not only caused immense pain and suffering, but will also continue
to affect him for the rest of his life.
Fighting the Insurance Company’s Claims
Initially, the tow truck’s insurance company denied liability, claiming
that their client had used his flashing emergency lights and that he had
signaled his left turn far in advance of him actually turning into the median.
Our experienced Atlanta injury attorneys,
Tony Kalka and
Matthew Broun, however, discovered that the lights the tow truck was using were aftermarket
lights that did not meet code. They were not steady brake lights, but
rather they just flashed and blinked rapidly, which is against commercial
truck code. By proving this act of negligence on the part of the tow truck
company, Attorney Kalka and Attorney Broun successfully won the case and
settled it for $1 million on behalf of our client. This settlement not only covers his medical expenses past, present, and
future, but also covers the time he had to take away from his job, emotional
and physical pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the accident.
If you or anyone you love has been injured due to the reckless or negligent
actions of others in a car accident,
call our Atlanta firm today to speak with our team during a free consultation.